The soft interior colour palette and natural materials selections of Koh-I-Noor Contemporary Aged Care create the feel of a warm home for its residents, their families and staff.
Common areas are not separated and closed off, although some do have the ability to be private rooms with operable walls, and are connected through open wide corridors. Keeping the common areas open to the corridors allows constant socialising and natural light to flow with the feel of open plan living.
The colour palette and wayfinding scheme is named after and themed on the local lakes of Jualbup, Jackadder, Herdsman, Perry and Monger. It is integral to the design of Koh-I-Noor and provides a welcoming familiarity to those making the transition to their new home. KPA created and designed custom imagery artwork, each responding to its themed wing, to help residents identify where they are in the building and to help find their way around. The wayfinding and artwork provide a connection through imagery, which is meaningful and reminiscent to residents. This is evident in the internal activity and common areas which are highlighted through colours, patterns, images and shapes from the natural park land surroundings and historical urban development sites.
Alinea (formerly Spine and Limb Foundation) / Pindan
Wembley, Western Australia